|Parks & Recreation
For the sixth consecutive year in a row the national nonprofit KaBOOM! recognized Mercer Island as a 2013 "Playful City USA." KaBOOM!, an organization dedicated to promoting healthy activity for children, selected Mercer Island as one of 217 cities across the country as a Playful City USA community for its continuing dedication to play.
"KaBOOM! Playful City USA" program highlighted the award-winning Adventure Playground, where kids create forts, swings, bridges, tree houses and more with staff supervisors facilitating the building. During each Friday of the summer, a Fun Mobile arrives at a different City park providing arts, crafts, music, entertainment, lawn games and a 'slip and slide.'
"The Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department takes pride in providing the highest quality facilities and services in partnership with the community to enhance livability on Mercer Island."
Comprehensive and diverse services include recreation, athletic, social, art, special event, park and facility operations/maintenance, open space acquisition, urban forestry management and other services.
Services are provided to preschool age children, youth, teen, adult, family and senior populations through partnerships with community agencies, businesses and institutions.
With over 35 parks and open space areas boasting over 400 acres and trails in excess of 50 miles, the Department maintains
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Gifts from the Heart
By making a donation to one of the many park programs, you would provide a lasting and meaningful gift for friends, family, service clubs or business associates. Donations are tax-deductible. . Many employers also match their employee's contributions to nonprofit organizations. Making a donation is the perfect gift to honor and recognize an individual, celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and milestones or – to commemorate any occasion. These special park gifts imprint a lasting legacy to the Mercer Island community and an investment in the future for many generations to come.
For additional information email Diane Mortenson or call her at 206.275.7870.
National Trails Day and Letterboxing
Saturday, June 01, 2013
Celebrate the trails of Pioneer Park while hunting for hints and clues! Pick up your letterbox clue book, make a stamp and start hunting! Pioneer Park has 6.6 miles of trails for hiking, running and walking. Come outside and play!
Pioneer Park NW Quadrant along 68th (across ... Read more...
Saturday, July 13, 2013"It's Magic" is this year's theme for Summer Celebration! which spans two days in the city center:
Saturday July 13, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday, July 14, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The fireworks are held at Luther Burbank Park on Saturday night beginning at dusk.
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Worldwide Day of Play
Saturday, September 21, 2013Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play is an event designed to promote the importance of PLAY. The Nickelodeon Channel will "go black" for several hours on September 21st to encourage families to make time for play. The Parks & Recreation Department will host a "Let's Just Play" event at Mercerdale... Read more...
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